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AIOFE V.4. The Return

by SpriggsyUK

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 15, 2018

Date Built

April 4, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

42.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

So this build was started because I wanted a change from the Intel chips I'd been using since my first PC, and as a celebration of getting a new job that could afford me some better hardware. It also replaces a PC I didn't build as my previous PC on here took a free diving lesson and fell from a shelf into my face and then a long drawn out process of stupid decisions by the company my insurance used to build me a new PC ended up annoying me some what.

The build was actually up and running way back in December but I didn't feel it was complete until I finally bought the 1080Ti in February and then the SSD's in April. Other things I compromised on back when I bought the hardware such as the motherboard not being as high end as I wanted due to cost and the RAM not being 3000MHz+ for the same reason.

Performance wise it's a beast I play all games at maxed setting and all maintain a 60 FPS lock unless the game is called Kingdom Come, my next planned upgrade is a 144Hz monitor as these 60Hz panels are nice looking but I bought them because they where cheap and I wanted two the same.

on the peripheral front new items are the keyboard and headphones which are both brilliant, the Arctis 7's did need a bit of tweaking to get the audio profile just right but the G613 is just a brilliant keyboard in my opinion.

And that's it, I didn't take many photo's during the build process at the time as I just wanted to get it all built and running.

Part Reviews

CPU

Absolutely brilliant as my first AMD chip, OC'd to 4GHz but was a little unstable so backed it down to 3.9GHz for peace of mind.

CPU Cooler

This is the prettiest AIO really, the lighting is gorgeous and the CAM software is brilliant for monitoring.

Motherboard

Ahh this board, it is fine at it's job but the BIOS is a weird place after using MSI and ASUS' BIOS implementations. It did manage 4.0GHz for a few months until I backed off to 3.9GHz but if i where to replace a component this would be the first to go.

Memory

It's RAM it does what it says on the box really

Storage

This SSD was the last bit of the puzzle for this build and it is brilliant, reads are fast writes could be better but for the price of it I really can't complain.

Storage

Also a fantastic purchase for my bigger games that need SSD speed for optimum performance.

Storage

does the job of mass storage well

Storage

just read the Toshiba review it's the same

Video Card

This card is a beast, after almost 11 years with AMD i made the switch and I can say at least for now yes the grass has been greener with nvidia. It chugs along at 65°C even when my ambient temperature rises by 12°C.

Case

This case is gorgeous, a joy to work in and easy to clean. Also dual chamber meant I could be lazy with the cables in the back.

Power Supply

it works and that's all I need, modular cables are nice too.

Operating System

err it's windows

Wireless Network Adapter

has worked well for years now just wish the included USB dock wasn't so flimsy

Keyboard

This is my favourite keyboard I've owned with Logitech romer-g switches. the lack of any wire clutter on my desk is also fantastic.

Mouse

Had to get this replaced on warranty after the first mouse developed a sensor issue within 2 months but since then it's been fantastic.

Headphones

these headphones are great, whilst the out of the box experience isn't the best with a little tweaking they're now perfect for me. Just wish the mic was better but ahh well can't have everything.

Other

big and beautiful displays, they're only issue is the 60Hz and the admittedly high response time. One will eventually be replaced with a 144Hz monitor of the same size.

Comments Sorted by:

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Never cheap out on a monitor when you're dropping big dollars on a gaming PC. :)

SpriggsyUK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

yeh, I wouldn't have but the build changed with the new job, original plan was just get a 1070 and update my CPU on my old PC then it morphed into a total new build but the monitors where already purchased by then :/ will be replacing one with a MSI Optix AG32CQ and keep the other as a second monitor still.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I agree, there's always a better alternative for not that much more money in the lower range of monitors, if money is an issue.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

The build looks really nice, hard to find fault in your parts list. What isoftware are you using to sync NXZT, Gigabyte, and EVGA product LEDs? and what is the exact color? It looks great. +1

SpriggsyUK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank! and I didn't use any software I used a large amount of trial and error XD and the codes are

EVGA: R 249 G 56 B 0 NZXT: Hex code FF3B00 Gigabyte: HEX FE2400

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

ill have to check it out, thanks. I'm trying to get my CAM lighting (Hue+ strips and Aer fans) to be gold, but it's quite tough. This looks like a very pretty gold-ish color.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

To align the nzxt pump block correctly, just twist, all that happened was the mount is askew.

SpriggsyUK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try next time I'm cleaning it out

Waze 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome looking build! Does the 1TB WD actually have 1000gig storage or is it more like 980 ?

SpriggsyUK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

it's sitting at 931GB